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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #50 on: November 13, 2014, 07:06:53 pm »

Hi all just a quick question, re the aircraft guns at 1/350 would the damage they do to the deck of the Warspite be noticeable, if so how much damage would they do (I assume apart from removing a bit of paint they wouldn't do any damage to the superstructure) if the damage did show, on a run along the deck of the ship how far apart would the hits be.
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #51 on: November 13, 2014, 07:52:36 pm »

In 1/350 scale the bullet strikes would be the size of pin-pricks so you perhaps would even see the paint being scratched in this scale. On the real aircraft the guns would be no further than 10ft apart maximum so in scale form in would tiny and once again probably not noticeable unless it was a really concentrated fire in to one precise place on the deck or superstructure. I think you would struggle to achieve a scale effect with out it being over size. I personally would stick to the bombs blasts, they look stunning by the way, I think you are doing a brilliant job. :-))
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #52 on: November 13, 2014, 09:31:55 pm »

Thanks nick that is pretty much what I thought but it's nice to have it confirmed.

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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #53 on: November 13, 2014, 11:20:50 pm »

You have the complication of mixed ammunition load as well because, while rifle diameter rounds would not show in this scale, cannon rounds would have a mix of tracer solid and HE so not every hit would splinter deck timber.

You are right not to worry about anything less than the explosions which you are already making.
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #54 on: November 15, 2014, 08:15:59 pm »

Hi all playing with the 1/350 planes this one I was going to have crash into the sea behind Warspite but I had a thought didn't some of the German pilots do suicide runs and deliberately crash their crippled planes into ships. If I did this I was thinking they would aim for most damage so I would imagine they would try for the bridge or one of the big guns and hope to hit some ammo.[/size][/size]If I did this would something like that have been enough to sink a ship like the Warspite. Obviously I dont want her sunk.[/size][/size][/font][/color]






also here is some work I've done some work on Warspite















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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #55 on: November 16, 2014, 08:18:44 pm »


Hi all here is today's, been playing with the sea, do you reckon it needs more colour or is it ok ?































still got 2 more 1/350 planes to add over all how do you think its going.
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #56 on: November 17, 2014, 01:55:22 pm »

I think the colour is alright, maybe some more waves on the open sea, but that depends on your feelings towards contrast between bow waves and how choppy you want your meditteranean!
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #57 on: November 18, 2014, 08:35:28 pm »


Hi all well all the lighting is now set up and I have installed most of the guns.


















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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #58 on: November 18, 2014, 09:03:26 pm »

Was that the ghost of a previous resident or your other half in the top photo! I thought that digital imagery did away with double exposures.

Your dio is coming together fast now!!!
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #59 on: November 18, 2014, 09:38:34 pm »

It's a ghost. Ooooooo. No it's just my ancient canon D10 I don't think they had things like image stabilizing in the stone age.
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #60 on: November 19, 2014, 01:23:13 am »

Was that the ghost of a previous resident or your other half in the top photo!

...and did you notice that the "ghost" was reaching for the "spirit"  {-)
 
Diorama coming together nicely KP. :-))
 
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #61 on: November 19, 2014, 12:50:04 pm »


...and did you notice that the "ghost" was reaching for the "spirit"  {-)
 
Diorama coming together nicely KP. :-))
 
Regards,
 
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Warspite did have a remote controlled bomb hit her from a griffen according to Airfix's blurb, and as it is a while since I read the anatomy of a ship book I don't remember what other hits were done, she did spend twice in the states being refitted and there is a picture of her limping into malta.

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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #62 on: November 19, 2014, 05:45:27 pm »


Hi all I knocked up a quick background what do you all think.















































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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #63 on: November 19, 2014, 10:51:54 pm »

Hi KP,
 
The background certainly helps in that it gives another perspective to draw the eye (that's the only way I can put it).
 
When you settle on the final background, perhaps other objects, shown at a distance, will give the whole diorama even more depth.
 
Artists / photographers would probably be more able to explain this %%
 
Regards,
 
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #64 on: November 19, 2014, 11:06:36 pm »

The sharp bend in the background show clearly in the first and second photos. Could you install it with a curve rather than a bend?

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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #65 on: November 20, 2014, 08:06:44 pm »

The edge of the base surround does show, but you have got the essence of the idea and suggest modifying the backdrop so the bottom edge is the same shades of blue as the base sea to ease the transition from base to backdrop.

A curve will definitly improve your initial work.
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #66 on: November 21, 2014, 08:26:39 pm »


Hello all thought I would add a bit of life to her, got loads more of these to add.
































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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #67 on: November 23, 2014, 07:50:44 pm »


Hi all here is this weekends work.

















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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #68 on: November 26, 2014, 09:44:56 am »

Crikey, those Battleships were huge constructions! You have mastered that etch, those cranes are really crisp as is the director top (sic).
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #69 on: November 26, 2014, 08:53:39 pm »


Thanks for the comments guys here is my next update















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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #70 on: November 27, 2014, 08:18:11 pm »


Hi all here is tonights offering

















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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #71 on: November 29, 2014, 08:04:20 pm »


Well she's nearly done now just some rails and the rigging (no idea where that goes) I can see some of it in the box atr but obviously that does not show where its anchored or anything.
got a bit of work to do on the base and the background, but definitly on the finishing stretch.
























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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #72 on: November 30, 2014, 04:36:45 pm »

How long is that kit? She looks a good size given she reaches almost across the table!
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #73 on: November 30, 2014, 05:03:56 pm »

27 1/4 inches whatever that is in the new fangled stuff they use so much these days
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #74 on: November 30, 2014, 06:40:10 pm »

692ish millimeters long. That is pretty impressive and makes me realise how big that diorama is!
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